CAF announces Camel Art Foundation 2016 contest

August 24, 2016

Camel Art Foundation (CAF) – the philanthropic wing of Mumbai headquartered Kokuyo Camlin Limited – has announced the launch of Camel Art Foundation (CAF) 2016 contest and invites online entries to participate in the contest. Last date for receiving online entries is September 30, 2016. 
Camel Art Foundation (CAF) 2016 contest is open to all professional artists and students. There is no entry fee and the age criteria for applying is 18 years and above. Launched in 1998, CAF promotes art and is dedicated to provide a platform for budding artists to showcase their talent and work. 

There are two categories in the contest – one for professionals and the other one for students. The artists participating in the event are allowed to use four mediums of colors – Oil, Acrylic, Drawing and Pastels and Water. The artist can share maximum two entries (including all mediums). Each entry is to be submitted individually. From the entries received, 16 national winners will be shortlisted. The winners will undergo a judging round based on their portfolio and a Skype interview. From these 16 national winners, 6-8 entries will be shortlisted as Grand Prize Winners. The Grand Prize Winners will be taken to an all-expense paid trip to Europe to visit art galleries and museums. 

Comments Saumitra Prasad, chief marketing officer, Kokuyo Camlin Ltd, “We are excited to be back with yet another edition of Camel Art Foundation (CAF) contest. The previous editions of CAF saw the artistic skills of many come to the fore and this has really left us spellbound. We are more than happy to be the stepping stone for such budding artists to showcase their talent and work. This year’s Grand winners will not only get an opportunity to visit the famous art galleries across Europe but their work will also be showcased at an exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, one of Mumbai’s famous landmarks for the art aficionados, early next year. So while they get to see insights into the nuances of art outside India, at home it would be exciting to see their work being displayed and being admired upon.” 

In the Professional category there will be four national cash awards of Rs.1 lakh each i.e. one per medium, while in the Students category there would be 12 national cash awards, i.e. three per medium with the first prize per medium being Rs.50,000 and 2 Best Entry prizes per medium being Rs.21,000 each. 

Applicant needs to fill up the form and attach a high resolution image of the painting and a copy of student ID card, if applicable, and submit the entry. A unique system generated code will be created which will be the reference code. The participants need to submit their entries online by logging on log on to http://www.camelartfoundation.com/about-contest.html.
The exhibition of prize winning and selected works will be held at the prestigious ‘Jehangir Art Gallery’ from January 3 to 9, 2017 in Mumbai. 

Mumbai headquartered Kokuyo Camlin Limited  www.kokuyo.co.in (formerly known as Camlin Limited) is a leading  manufacturer of art materials and stationery products under flagship brands ‘Camel’ and ‘Camlin’ which have been in existence for more than 80 years.

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